Monks of New Skete
As a community, the Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising and training dogs for more than twenty years.
Okawa is the founder and spiritual leader of the Institute for Research in Human Happiness. Born in 1956 in Tokushima, Japan, he graduated from Tokyo University and studied finance at City University in New York. In 1986 he renounced his career and established IRH.
JOEL OSTEEN is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers. He is the senior pastor of America's largest congregation, Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. More than 45,000 people attend services there every week. His televised messages are seen by more than 10 million viewers each week in the United States, and millions more in 100 nations around the world. His 24-hour channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio and millions of social media followers have prompted numerous publications to name him as one of the most influential Christian leaders in the world. He resides in Houston with his wife, Victoria, and their children. You can visit his website at www.joelosteen.com.
VICTORIA OSTEEN is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Love Your Life, and together with her husband Joel, writes a devotional, Today's Word, that is sent each day to over 2 million online subscribers.
Lara Owen has trained with spiritual teachers all over the world and has a background in Chinese medicine and psychotherapy. She has worked in publishing, television, and documentary film. Lara lectures internationally and maintains a consulting practice working with individuals, groups and organisations.